Monday, December 3, 2012

Cuba evaluates potential of mining

Cuba evaluates potential of mining
IANSBy Indo Asian News Service | IANS

Havana, Dec 3 (IANS) A study to assess Cuba's mining resource potential
for a national development strategy was presented at a national workshop
that ended here Saturday, Cuban National Information Agency reported Sunday.

Conducted by Cuban National Institute of Geology and Palaeontology
(IGP), the study covers reserves across the country and serves as an
indispensable tool for government decisions, a Xinhua report said.

IGP Director Enrique Castellanos said the study would contribute to the
reduction of fuel consumption and execution time and bring mineral
sources closer to both producers and consumers.

It would also help save cement by increasing the production of other
binders such as pozzolan, lime and plaster, Castellanos told the
workshop on how to increase housing resilience in areas vulnerable to
natural, hydrometeorological or geological events.

He also presented a map and a database of rocks and industrial mineral
reservoirs in Cuba.

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